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FAQ - Judgment

Sun, Mar 04, 2018
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Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. -- Romans 3:1–2 (ESV) Romans 2 is rough if you are self-righteous or Jewish. Paul has been cutting off any possible escape routes for these individuals from the wrath of God. Nothing is going to save them - not their morals, or their knowledge, or ethnicity, or their ceremony. It is a full assault with no retreat. All of this raises a few questions. Didn't God choose the Jews as His people? Was that pointless? How does all this judgment display God's glory? If God gets glory from judging people then why would he do anything else? These are important questions that Paul won't leave behind. In Romans 3, he begins by addressing some of them. Take a few minutes to read through Romans 3 to prepare your heart and mind to worship together.
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